Bilt Branding and Package Design



Creative Agency: Ideas that Kick (KICK)
Creative Director: Stefan Hartung
Design Director: Nick Zdon
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Bilt
Location: Minneapolis, USA
Packaging Contents: Natural Bar Soaps, Body Washes and Lotions
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper Carton + Bottle Label
Printing Process: Off Set Lithography

When BILT Brand approached Kick to design the branding and packaging for their new line of men’s natural bar soaps, body washes and lotions endorsed by entertainer Steve Harvey, the agency had the chance to pitch in from the ground up. “This was a truly collaborative effort between BILT Brand and Kick,” says Stefan Hartung, creative director and co-founder of Kick. “They brought us in at the very beginning of product formulation, so that even as we were helping select individual scents and naming those products, we were also framing up how those fragrances would best live visually.”

The trick was how to make this new brand of men’s grooming products stand out authentically in a sea of sameness.

“The men’s grooming aisle is traditionally dominated by black, white and silver color palettes that lean heavily on typography rather than imagery,” says Nick Zdon, Kick design director. “With the unique concept of pairing each BILT fragrance with an exotic location, we knew we could also push the design with a rich color palette and beautiful photography, making each fragrance a destination.”

The result is an extension of the BILT brand values: style and substance. A simple yet luxurious aesthetic blends strong, solid typeface with memorable, monochromatic landscape imagery, bringing an undeniable style to a truly quality product.

BILT products are now available at select Walmart stores nationwide.

What’s Unique?
By pairing each BILT fragrance with an exotic scent location, with a luxurious aesthetic and creating rich color story, each fragrance is a destination — and stands out on shelf as a memorable, quality product, demonstrating style and substance.